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Oct 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
- year-old leon mccarthy and your hand looks like it's straight out of a science fiction movie. you've actually become sort of a a... >> reporter: the's a cool >> cyborg! >> reporter: the's a cool factor? >> yeah, it's special instead of different. >> reporter: leon has been special since birth. while he was still in the womb, restricted blood flow prevented his hand from developing. >> i saw his hand sticking up and there were no fingers on it. it was hard for my wife and hard for me. >> reporter: two years ago his father paul began the search for an inexpensive functional prosthetic. what he found was this internet video posted by ivan owen, an inventor in washington state. >> i've always had this vision of people being able to build their own prosthetic device at home. >> reporter: owen and a collaborator in south africa designed a hand that could be made by a 3-dimensional printer. >> it's essentially like a hot glue gun. there's blast that i can feeds into it, the printer head gets hot and liquefy it is plastic and layer by layer creates an object. >> reporter: the design relie
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